by Don Ingwerson One night many years ago while I was serving in the military, the chaplain calmly and quietly told me over the phone that a soldier’s wife had been asphyxiated because of a gas leak in the family housing barracks. He asked me to go immediately to the base hospital and prayerfully support […]
complementary and alternative medicine
by Don Ingwerson The sight of spinach on my dinner plate can – for me – ruin an otherwise good meal. Although I’ve always been told that eating spinach makes you healthy, this does little to change my feelings about the value of it.
by Don Ingwerson When the subject of placebos enters into the conversation, what’s the perception? That the brain can fool the body? That doctors sometimes use it to convince the patient that a substance or pill will change the existing conditions of the body? Are there ethics guiding the use of placebos?
by Don Ingwerson Would practicing alternative medicine allow her to spend more time with patients and, thus, lead to an environment more conducive to healing? This final question came from a young lawyer turned physician who, like me, attended a RAND Corporation meeting on alternative health care.
A guest post written by Ingrid Pechke, media and legislative advocate for Christian Science in Massachusetts Patient-driven care, the mHealth movement, the fact that over a third of the population is willing to pay out of pocket for complementary and alternative medicine–this is today’s health care reality. From the latest health apps on their mobile […]